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Capital, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Buddy's Late Night sign spurs suit Cl QB SWITCH Shuler back in as Skins' starting quarterback Dl Heath Shuler will start vs. Eagles on Sunday. How to control holiday spending SEE BUSINESS Bl TUESDAY NOVEMBER MD Peace pact reached in Bosnia ASSOCIATED PRESS Ohio Balkan leaders agreed this morning to a compre- hensive settlement to the 43-month war in Bosnia. President Clinton announced the pact in declaring that people of Bosnia finally have a chance to turn from the horror of war to the promise of After three weeks of arduous the presidents of Croa- tia and Bosnia were ready to initial BGE gas hike OK'd By DAVE GULLIVER Business Writer Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. will be able to increase the monthly rates for natural gas customers by about 6 state regulators ruled yesterday. The rate which will appear on customers' next will amount to another a month for the average home. The increase is part of a compli- cated decision issued by the Mary- land Public Service which overruled three earlier deci- sions. The commission granted BGE a 5.1 percent increase in overall nat- ural gas operating revenues. Some fees increased by less than while customers' rates in- creased slightly more. the increases will give the company another million a year in income from its natural gas service. BGE officials said the increases would help it fund future improve- ments and recover million in the costs of expanding its system over the past three years. The company supplies natural gas to about customers in Baltimore Anne Arundel County and eight other counties. The increase was less than what BGE had requested and what the commission at first granted. believe we needed what we asked for. We're BGE spokesman Peggy Mulloy said. In the company requested a 7.6 percent increase in revenues that would have added a month to the typical home gas bill. Page an agreement ending savage ethnic warfare that has taken hundreds of thousands of lives. Disagreements over territory nearly torpedoed the talks in the last 48 hours. Agreement was reached after U.S negotiators presented Balkan leaders with a last-ditch proposal to overcome a stubborn territorial dis- pute. A senior delegation official said the final issue to be settled involved a Serb-held town at the narrowest point of the northern corridor linking Serb-holdings in northwestern and eastern Bosnia. Control of the town is critical for the who want the contiguous territory which borders Serbia proper in the east. Mr. Clinton has committed some American troops to a NATO peacekeeping force that will be de- ployed in Bosnia once the formal peace agreement is signed. His next big hurdle is to convince Congress to go along He said he -would ask Congress support U S Mr. Clinton said that since the warring parties had agreed to lay down their must help them to make it work. parties have chosen America must chose peace as he said. the hard won peace would be Mr. Clinton said in a Rose Garden announcement He said the peace plan would the worst conflict in Europe since World War U S. troops could be in Bosnia within but there is strong opposition in Congress to any U.S. military involvement. The House last week voted to bar funds for sending troops to the former Yugoslav republic unless it approves the deployment first. Serbian and Croatian delegations had been closeted with the Russian and European mediators at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base since Nov. 1. The United States had set a dead- line yesterday for ending the but the deadline passed and negotia- tions continued The warring factions have agreed to maintain Bosnia's current boun- daries but with control divided between a Serbian state and one controlled by. a Croat Muslim fed- eration. Page BAY LIGHTS SHINE TONIGHT By David W Trozzo The Capital A giant teddy bear Is among the 35 holiday displays along a 2-mlle drive at Sandy Point State Park. Also Illuminated will be skating Santa tumbling gingerbread leaping reindeer and Juggling snowmen. on the sponsored by Anne Arundel Medical Is open from 5 to 11 p.m. Including now through Jan. 7. The admission per car will benefit the hospital's which Is emphasizing programs for healthy babies. Holiday travel Mom charged for home schooling violation By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer An Arnold woman who wants to teach her 6-year-old daughter at home is being criminally prosecuted because she refuses to register under state home-schooling regulations. The State's Attorney's Office has charged Cheryl Battles -with violating the compulsory school attendance law. The charges were filed Nov. 6 in District Court. She could face up to a day in which now would total and the possibility of jail. Ms. a single has taught her Emily at home since August 1994. Darren staff attorney for the county Board of said the county referred the case to prosecutors because Ms. Battles would not register her program with school offi- cials. let us know that she had no intention of sending the child to public school because she wants to home in- which is a lot of people do Mr. Burns said. But Ms. Battles also refused to follow the regulations that govern home he said. If Ms. Battles or anyone else is allowed to defy the home-teaching it would send a message that it is acceptable to violate the he said. have read their and I don't agree to the terms. That's why I won't Ms. Battles wrote in a press release Page By P.J. SHUEY Staff Writer Looking for a jump on traditionally heavy Thanks- giving holiday traffic9 Forget you're already too late. The busiest travel period of the year already has according to some estimates. evening has ac- tually become one of the biggest travel said John a State Highway Administration spokes- man. And with more employers writing off Friday as a the scope of the Thanksgiving holiday has only expanded. At the Bay Bridge and other toll bridges and a traffic increase of 4 percent over last year is said Lori a spokesman for the Mary- land Transportation Authority. Although the holiday now begins the tradi- tionally heavy gap from noon-9 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving is expected to remain the peak time for departures. On Interstate 95 north of tomorrow's projected traffic of vehicles would almost double the average daily volume. Regardless of when the holiday period it is expected to end at the same time for the vast majority of motorists Sunday all those people will be returning on a more compressed Mr. Healy said. SHA officials are urging motorists to adjust their travel schedules to avoid peak times. Three bits of Thoroughly inspect your automobile before any major drive to prevent breakdown. Learn alternate routes to avoid possible backups on main highways. Listen to radio signal J040 AM for frequently updated SHA advisories. Because of construction and increased security at Page Beatlemania By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer After waiting 25 years for some new Beatles rabid fans weren't about to miss the first opportunity to buy it. They rushed to music stores in Annapolis and around the nation last night and this morning to buy Anthology which contains As a the Fab Four's first new song since they split up in 1970. Tower Records on Solomons Island Road outside Annapolis played Beatles videos and handed out buttons at the midnight release time. was a really cool people got here really early. The coolest thing I heard was a guy coolest thing I heard was a guy who'd got here about When I was ringing him up the computer was acting and I apologized. He 'That's I've waited 25 years for this. I can wait five more minutes.' Shane Tower Records who'd got here about When I was ringing him up the computer was acting and I apologized. He that's I've waited 25 years for this. I can wait five more said Shane floor supervisor and buyer for the store. Other stores were bracing for the wave of buyers this morning. had lots of and I'm sure we'll sell a ton of said Dana manager of the Kemp Mill Music store in Annapolis Plaza. David general manager of Oceans II Records on Main got his order of 25 copies this just before opening. He said he already had seven requests for the but wasn't expecting brisk sales today because of reconstruction work onMainStreett is a ghost town down Page INSIDE SEVERNA Ad company seeks change in zoning. 84 Source of odor is still a mystery. C2 Second shutdown m the wings9 A2 4 32 pafM Arundel Report.... Cl Business.. Bl-2 Calendar........... B3 Capital CIO Classified.......C4-9 Club Notes.......... 83 Comics........... C3 Crofton C2 Crossword.......... C9 Death Notices C9 Editorials........... A8 Lottery..... A4 Movies................ B6 Obituaries.......... A9 Police Beat.. A9 Sevema Park....... 84 Sports................ Dl-5 Television.......... B5 Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper. Trie newspaper also is recyclable. Classified....................268-7000 Circulation..................268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments 268-5000 WE CARE DINNER By David W Trozzo The Capital Enjoying a free Thanksgiving dinner yesterday are Sherrt her niece TenMta far and her Marian thanka to the of volunteers euch as Jennifer of We Care Inc. The nonprofit group fed people In fourth dinner at the American Legion Post 141 on Forest Drive. Several and companies donated food for the event
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